Bl. Pierre-François Jamet Biography
Blessed Pierre-François Jamet Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||12 September 1762|
|Country of Birth||France of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Blesseds who were Priests|
|Place of Work||France|
|Date of Death||12 January 1845|
|Place of Death||Calvados, France|
|Feast Day||January 12|
|Beatification||Beatified by Pope John Paul II on 10 May 1987|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
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Blessed Pierre-François Jamet was born on September 13, 1762, in France. His parents were wealthy farmers, Pierre Jamet and Maria Busnot. They had nine children, two of whom became priests and one nun. Peter received his upper secondary education at the college in Vire from 1777.
He became a priest on 22 September 1787 in the diocese of Bayeaux, France at 20. In 1782, Peter studied philosophy and theology at the renowned university in Caen and in 1784 joined the local seminar which was run by eudist patrons. On September 23, 1786, he became a deacon and a priest in Caen on September 22, 1787.
Peter was appointed chaplain and writer for a community of nuns, “Sisters of the Good Savior” in Caen in 1720 by Anne Leroy. He refused to take the state oath that the revolutionaries and was Imprisoned. Upon his release from prison Peter continued to Minister in secret for the nuns. The congregation survived the revolution despite its small size, many thanks to Peter, who is therefore considered its founder.
On November 14, 1822, Peter was appointed rector of the University of Caen, and this office he had until 1830. In 1827, King Charles X appointed Peter the knight of the Royal Honorary Legion as a recognition of his work. He died on January 12, 1845, in Caen, 82 years old. His grave is in the motherhouse of his institute in Caen (Daughters of the Good Savior).